A rolling list of work on the desk of David Thame, freelance writer on commercial property, retail, regeneration and regional economics. The hope is that PR people find it useful.
If Google brought you here and you are now horribly disappointed and unhappily baffled because you were looking for someone a lot more literary and, well, not like this, then you should probably head here instead.
Please note: I do not have any Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn accounts - so any you stumble into are (scarcely believable, I know) from some other doppleganger David Thame, not me. There's also a www.davidthames.com site - and the s is quite important, and it's nothing to do with me.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Estates Gazette - Africa - 23 March 2013
It is viewed as one of the last untapped markets. Is now the time for
UK companies to consider setting up in the continent to make sure they
don’t miss the boat?
Comment/contacts by 25 February 2013, please.
...... atlast, another thing to do in the long afternoons....
Hello hello. Please don't expect *thrilling* personal revelations here: this is strictly a list of forthcoming synopses.
For newbies, I've been writing on commercial property, retail, planning and regional regeneration since 1988. Current clients include Estates Gazette, the Manchester Evening News, North West Business Insider, ShD Logistics, Midlands Business Insider, and, by no means least, South West Business Insider.
PLEASE NOTE I do not write on residential property for the consumer market (ever) so it would be a waste of time to send me your lovely press releases explaining how charming young heterosexual couples can buy the house of their dreams etc. etc. Accompanying photos of people standing around holding glasses of white wine in underfurnished boxes meant to resememble Manhattan lofts, but in fact resembling small underfurnished boxes, may also safely be omitted.
Polite note to public relations persons:
It's always a good idea to know and understand the requirements of the publication. Reading it regularly is best - second best is checking out their online archive for relevant stories before getting in touch.
Before responding to a synopsis on behalf of a client please have a clear idea - genuinely clear, please - of what exactly your client can offer that I couldn't get from someone else, or from my cat. Announcing that they are a top 20 law firm or chartered surveyors or God almighty himself is not *ever* a reason to be interested in what someone says.
A quick link to my famous style guide is here: http://davidthame.blogspot.com/2010/10/style-guide-back-my-popular-demand.html
Please note that a declaration of my interests is below - I don't share the view of some freelance colleagues that one can hunt with the dogs and run with the foxes, nor do I wish there to be any appearance of concealed interests.
In the last 12 months to April 2013 the only sources of income apart from the titles for whom I write, and my agricultural partnership, have been: Liverpool Vision, single payment for writing. GL Hearn, single payment via their PR agency, for writing. In the 12 months to April 2012: TFT Surveyors, single payment, for speaking. Liverpool Vision, single payment for writing. By my calculation that's less than 5 per cent of my gross income.